Don't load the free version 1/5
By Drew 1927
Don't download the free version, it does not allow you to create new work, just see what they have created.
Great app for the price 4/5
I purchased the app to draw up in house plans for our new children's space in our church. It was a bit difficult to figure out at first but after 2 days of designing the space I'm working in it pretty easily. It has some quirks I would like to see fixed but overall the app is great for the price. I have looked at several of these type apps before and wish we could find some that are based in the US. The furnishings and styles are very European and I'm more american in style.
Great if you are creative 4/5
By Victoria-Angella Knibbs
I love this game
Not intuitive 1/5
Downloaded the free version to check it out before spending the money. Glad I did'nt put out any money. I can't get the app to do anything. Watching the tutorial is worthless as it asumes you are on an ipad. Don't waist your money.
good sort of 4/5
The stairs are a bit of a pain. No way to add a basement if you've already done 1st floor, 2nd floor and attic. Was good for mapping out the contours and providing to contractor for renovation bid.
Does a lot for the price 5/5
By Saved for Him
Every once in awhile, I need an app that can create a simple room layout. This app will let you do just that. Right now I’m laying out my garage for a craft workshop. Once I get the basic layout down and the objects in, I feel like I’m in my new garage already using the App’s Visit feature. For the price, I couldn’t ask for much more.
Basic but functional except... 1/5
After quite a bit of learning you find out that the trial version does not allow even one design to be saved. So a bunch of effort wasted and one not so happy potential customer.
Not a download and run program. 2/5
Tutoral not very helpful. Need better directions. Looks simple. Isn’t. Hard to resize land or rooms to make them fit screen, and no where to look to get help. Would not buy again. Very frustrating. They do get you to the upgrade page very successfully however.
Not fit for my purpose 3/5
By Anomalous Absorption
Context: MacOS 10.14.4 on a Macbook Pro
I'm moving into a condo and want to plan the placement of existing furniture within the rooms. I found the process of setting room sizes problematic. For example, sometimes I could drag between 14' 9" or 15' 3", but could not get a 15' 0" dimension. But sometimes one side of a room could be changed with a resolution of 1", while the parallel wall would only change by 4". The resulting room would now be non-square.
This app seems good for a "back-of-the-envelope" sketch, but precise dimensions are inconvenient or impossible to set.
Simple and Good, but Buggy and Non-Portable 3/5
This app is great for doing basic home designs and ideas. The interface is pretty intuitive and easy to learn. It is surprisingly flexible for being so simple.
When creating complete home designs, the floorplan can easily get buggy and start connecting all rooms as if a single room, which also causes the flooring to look glitchy and blink between the floor and the layer below it. There is also no way to create levels below ground level, so creating a basement means you would have to have your main floor as the 2nd floor and basement would be ground level. Finally, they do not support restoring your purchases between platforms or sharing with your family devices. I purchased this on my iPhone and would love to use on my Macbook or even on my wife's iPad, but neither of those will allow restoring the purchase.
So Far So Good 4/5
By San Diego Photographer
We'll see how useful this is after importing our Designers Blueprints.
Its a shame the Mac OSX and iOS versions dont talk to one another, but hey it cost $9 and isnt Auto CAD any way.
Fun! Best for Casual Playing 4/5
I'd say it's fun! One thing I find disappointing is that there is *no* empty space to be creative for the free version. There are several things that I wish could be unlocked in the free version, but overall I'd say I like it! ;)
where's the text 4/5
the only reason 4 rather than 5 stars is there isn't a way (i've found) to write text on the plans. Another ding is i couldn't find a way to denote my patio design. you either have an 8' wall or no wall where you can add texture to the area. like everyone else, you pretty much are an expert after about 5 minutes. it's easy to share your plans with others whereby they can fly thru the house checking out all the different walls, floors, ceiling, furniture, etc that you've chosen to decorate the house. If you've read this far, i might change my stars to six.
Not a fan 3/5
We are building a new home, and I thought this app would be the perfect way for me to be able to layout my furniture and yard. I was wrong. It is not an intuitive app at all. The choices for windows, furniture or cabinetry are not in line with any "standard" furniture or cabinetry. Overall, it's more of a fun way to design fantasy rooms. Might be great for laying out a floorplan, as far as walls and doors go. I even imported my actual blueprints and couldn't get the proper window sizes (which are all standard.) Overalll, this is not worth the money. I am going back to grid paper & pencil.
Low budget, useless program 1/5
Very, very limited choices, not enough kitchen cabinets to even complete a kitchen in the same colors. Program does not let you change wall color or floor color after the first use. does not include any of the objects shown in the advertisement. Program freezes constantly. Very limited architectural features, you get more with IKEA planner.
Pretty useful 4/5
This has been really useful in playing around with ideas for a home renovation. My only real complaints so far are that scrolling/dragging is difficult on my Mac (making it difficult to turn the picture around in 3D and get objects like fences where I'd like them to be) and that it's difficult to use the "room" function where the space is large and adjoining, and not separated by walls (deleting a side wall deletes the room; "opening" tool works okay but can make it look like there are support columns in spaces where there aren't). Some of this may simply be a matter of learning better how to use the tools. Hope it keeps improving.
Constantly Shut Off 2/5
I remade my project four times on this software. Granted it was the free version, but that does not excuse the issue that I was having. Out of nowhere, the program would completely shut down on me. Because they do not allow you the option to save in the free software, I completely lost my project every time. I have grown increasingly frustrated with this issue and I will not put up with it any longer. I have found another program that allows you to save your work, even though I am only using the free version of that as well. So I will be deleting this software and using the other instead.
love this.. but: 4/5
I LOVE this game and my parents use it too but i think it needs more abilities for the free version..
I bought the gold plus version about a month ago on my Iphone, later on (about a month) I go on my mac book air and try to download it. And when I go to restore purchases it keeps saying ““Home Design 3D” is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete “Home Design 3D” and download it again from the App Store.” What should I do?
What a clunky piece of software. 1/5
One of the most un-intuitive pieces of software I have ever seen. I dunno maybe they want you to pay for the upgrade (and I am willing to pay for something helpful) but the free test drive was just horrible. Three hours later and still the best I can do is create four walls.
My Graphics Background Helped a Lot 4/5
I've been a motion graphic designer, animator for years so I'm used to the navigation. It would be tricky for a beginniner. It was very intuitive and what I expected to work, worked just as I thought.
Needs help 3/5
ok the app is good and all but i wish people didn’t have to pay for all the stuff plus I’v been working on a house and since “save funktion is deactivated” i had to start all over and when i had finally figured out a way that it would save without making me by every day or two when i would be looking at my creationn the computer would go wild and start moving on it’s own and i sware if this happens again im deleting this app for good so please fix the app thank you!
oh and one more thing NO ONE lkes app that make you pay to get unlimitedi mean don’t you think humans have paid enough and i now that sounds bad but just think this app could be awsome if creators could just fix EVERYTHING soon
P.S this game rocks!
P.P.S. had do you get a blue print?
SAVE FUNCTION IS DISABLED! 1/5
By Dean Dave Original
This appears to be a nice ly written program, but is pretty much useless since the save function is disabled, meaning you have to recreate all of your projects from scratch each time you re-open the app. Also every time you do anything you are prompted to upgrade to a paid version.
Loving this app.
Tedious Interface 1/5
I downlaoded this app to try it before buying. The app opens with a fully-designed house, complete with furnishings.
Without paying, there is no way to create a new project that is empty. And the app contains no way to "Select All" to quickly clear the canvas to start a design.
So my assessment based on working in the "freemium" mode was that the app is too tedious to use and I am not willing to risk my cash to purchase the gold or premium options.
I like it 4/5
Pretty useful. I don't like how when you print, it doesn't show dimentions of the rooms, clearances, etc. Maybe I haven't figured it all out yet. Just started using the app about a week ago. Still learning!
Please give me back the old version 3/5
This app is good, but after I updated after…It`s makes me so frustrated. The blueprint hace to convert to JPED. Even though ,Its still not work at all. Please give me back the old version.
Helps but not perfect 3/5
It is still a bit hard to use sometimes. but great for giving someone who doesnt do this for a living good ideas
And now it erases all my work! 1/5
By Dumb and annoying
Great waste of time and money and INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING! PEN AND PAPER IS BETTER USE OF TIME!
Waste of a download 1/5
By That Guy to go to
Poor design! Hard to use. Can’t modify objects sizes easily, wall heights, and requires purchases. Waste of download. It looked good for a 3D software but it’s not user friendly and i use auto 3D Cads for designing things.
its great! 4/5
this is a great program for desighning homes, apartments,and just buildings ,i d0 recomend downloading.
Your choices are limited - a CAD program would be better 1/5
Design choices are very limited.
Lots of pay for options to unlock items.
The free version can’t save.
Good luck trying to make this look like your home.
Great with some limitations 4/5
Love the ability to do virtual walk throughs, import blueprints for quick starting a project and ability to adjust heights and levels quickly. The objects and architectural items leave a lot to be desired however. Good for getting ideas down fairly quickly though. Recommend for casual use.
Like the app 5/5
its good for small projects ,but not any major projects.
Having fun 4/5
Having fun playing around with house ideas.
Great App!! 5/5
Perfect for any designing needs. I love it
Love the Idea 5/5
i downloaded so i can see exactly how i want my house to look like and to show my boyfriend. so far i like it its doing the job. it was hard to figure out the controls at first but after playing around for 5 minutes i got it down. i have not gotten to build an upstairs yet but am looking forward to it one thing i cant find is siding im not sure if the game doesnt have siding or if im looking in the wrong place. i also wanted to incorporate a pantry into my house but cant find shelfs like what you would find in a real pantry. i also hope there are options to be able to make a slanted rood and chimeny and fire place. i also got so i can see how i want to make my kids’ rooms i thought it would be cool to make their rooms taller so i can have where there is another smaller level in the kids rooms so they have a place to sleep and then under that is where they can play with toys, hang out with friends, do homework, etc. thinking about upgrading if i can at least figure out how to do siding and the fire place. will review again once i get farther in since as of now i cant save anything.
Needs more objets 3/5
Needs more objects more options, still very easy to use and very useful
Great if you have a lot of time on your hands 4/5
By Rebellatrix Cauta
I downloaded this app because I was looking for a game for building and design much like the CD ROM games that I played as a kid. Scrolling is a bit rough through the items that you can put in the house, and navigation takes some getting used to, but overall it’s pretty good. It’s similar to MineCraft, in a way, because you use the arrow keys to move in the 3D mode and the mouse/trackpad to turn. There is a default house to begin with, and my advice would be to drag the furniture out of that house if you want to start from scratch. Some of the furniture in the default house is not available in the free version, so if you want plants or a fancy claw-foot tub in your design, best put it in the yard until you’re done.
This is the most unusable app that I have ever tried 1/5
This app is not user friendly at all. Can’t get the wall to draw. No usable instrustions that I can find. Interface is not intuitive. I do not recommend!!!!!
need upgrade foundation and roof 3/5
it will be helpful it it upgrade with foundation and roof,crawlspace and attic. Please upgrade for more convenient and more detail ,thanks
It. Is really lie when i see the pic upgrade full version the house with roof and after I bought I find out all the house with platroof I need slope roof
CHANGE THE SIZE OF THE FURNITURE!!! 5/5
Once I found out you could change the size of the furniture I was off to the races! My boss tasked me with redecorating the office and I had to fit specifically sized objects in some very tight spaces. This program allowed me to show her what our options were for making better use of our space! I couldn’t be happier with this program! I do wish there were some more office furniture like file cabinets but I was able to choose something that looked very similar and change the measurements of it. I STAND AMAZED!!!
Most Helpful App When It Comes to Designing 5/5
I’m 18 years old and I use this app for a lot of things. Whether it comes to designing settings and character’s houses for my books or designing rooms and houses for friends with exceptional detail. If you’re only installing the app to play around with it and just make a house for fun, I wouldn’t reccomend buying the Gold Version of the app which costs 10.99, if I’m correct. I purchased the Gold Version and I’m very happy that I’m able to utilize all of the furniture, rugs, flooring, wallpaper, wall and home decor, etc. I only purchased the version I have because I use it quite frequently and it helps to have access to all the things the app has to offer. If you don’t pay for any of the packages offered, there really isn’t any point in even installing the app unless, like I said before, you’re just playing around to make a house. You can’t save any of your works if you do not purchase a package. If you are a designer and would use it for special purposes like work or school, I would reccomend paying the 10.99. You get all the new furniture even when there are updates to the app. This app is very detailed in the way you can design things to a point where I can even put a small portrait of myself in one of the rooms! 10/10. I love this app.
Don’t Get unusable unless you buy it what a joke 1/5
program is a waste of time
Do Not Get 1/5
They advertise a “free” app to model “your own house” but to do anything on the app, such as just start on flat land they make you pay. The only way you could actually design your own house is if you delete every single thing that they have in their pre-designed house which would take hours, and on top of that you can’t even save. Do not recommend.